Introduction to building offline applications

You can use the ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps to build offline applications. Offline applications run natively on phones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers, and work where network connectivity is unreliable or unavailable. The data for offline applications can be packaged using desktop tools or online data management tools, and then accessed in ArcGIS or sideloaded to the device. You can build many different types of applications to display interactive maps and scenes and perform operations such as geocoding, routing, navigation, editing, and spatial analysis. To learn how to build these applications, go to the Topics below.


How to build offline applications

Learn about ArcGIS technologies available to build offline applications.

Offline maps

Learn how to create, view, and edit an offline map from a web map.

Offline data

Learn how to create, view, and edit offline data from a data service.

Editing offline data

Learn how to edit and synchronize offline data with a feature service.

Mobile packages

Learn how to view maps and scenes using mobile packages.

Data files

Learn how to view and edit data using data files stored on a device.

Spatial analysis

Learn how to perform on-device spatial analysis, including geocoding and routing.



API support

Offline mapsOffline dataData filesMobile packagesEditing offline dataSpatial analysis
ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for .NET
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Kotlin
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Swift
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Qt
ArcGIS API for Python2
Esri Leaflet
MapLibre GL JS
Full supportPartial supportNo support
  • 1. Geometry engine
  • 2. Manage offline map areas

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